In 2013 Ramsey County purchased 427 acres of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant property in Arden Hills from the U.S. Government. The total cost was $28 million. The County’s fixed-price contract with Bolander & Sons is $22,645,000. The cost of the cleanup of the site is included in this sale price. After remediation costs, the county will pay approximately $4.8 million for the site.
The site purchase was financed with $21.4 million in bonding, $2 million in contingency funds, and a $6 million transfer from Ramsey County’s solid waste fund.
The county will recover these costs from land sale proceeds.